Much has changed in the world of software development and delivery over the past twenty years. Business requirements and expectations have changed dramatically, with a focus of innovation, speed and time-to-market. Architects and developers have reacted accordingly, and new architectures have been designed to support these requirements. New deployment fabrics and platforms have been created and have co-evolved alongside new methodologies like DevOps and Release Engineering. Alongside these changes a best practice of creating a build pipeline has co-evolved, through which any candidate change to the software being delivered is built, integrated, tested, and validated before determining that it is ready for deployment to a production en...
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